ADVISORY | Travelers from China Arriving in the United States

Source: CDC.gov

To slow the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus into the United States, CDC is working with public health partners to implement new travel procedures announced in a Presidential Proclamation on Novel Coronavirus. In summary:

  1. Foreign nationals who have visited China in the past 14 days may not enter the United States.
  2. American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their families who have been in China in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States, but will be redirected to one of 11 airports to undergo health screening. Depending on their health and travel history, they will have some level of restrictions on their movements for 14 days from the time they left China.

If you are in the second group above and are traveling to the United States:

  • Your travel will be redirected to one of 11 U.S. airports where CDC has quarantine stations.
  • You will be asked about your health and travel.
  • Your health will be screened for fever, cough, or trouble breathing.

Depending on your health and travel history:

  • You will have some restrictions on your movement for a period of 14 days from the time you left China.

These actions are being taken to protect your health, the health of other travelers and the health of U.S. communities from the new coronavirus that is spreading from person-to-person in parts of China.

Travelers who have been in Hubei Province in the past 14 days:

  • If you have fever, cough, or trouble breathing: CDC staff at the airport will evaluate you for illness. You will be taken to a medical facility for further evaluation and care. You will not be able to complete your travel itinerary.
  • If you do not have symptoms (fever, cough, trouble breathing): You will be placed under a federal, state or local quarantine order for a 14-day period from the time you left China. You may not be able to complete your travel itinerary until the 14-day period has elapsed.

Travelers from other parts of China (outside Hubei Province) in the last 14 days:

  • If you have fever, cough, or trouble breathing: CDC staff at the airport will evaluate you for illness. You will be taken to a medical facility for further evaluation and care. You may not be able to complete your travel itinerary.
  • If you do not have symptoms: You will be allowed to reach your final destination. After arrival at your final destination, you will be asked to monitor your health for a period of 14 days from the time you left China. You will receive a health information card that tells you what symptoms to look for and what to do if you develop symptoms. During that time, you should stay home and limit interactions with others as much as possible. Your state of local health department will contact you for further follow up.

More Information

Travel Health Alert Notice (THAN)

Travel Health Notice for China

Guidance for Health Care Professionals

CDC Novel Coronavirus Response Homepage

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Recommendations for Airline Crew